Employee Handbook, City of Hope National Medical Center The original idea for this project was to re-write the established employee orientation materials into more user-friendly copy, creating a more accessible, illustrated document. However, all the different people on the project could not agree on the particulars, therefore the project was scaled down to just organizing what was currently available into one manual and illustrating it with cartoons to make it, at least, look friendlier. We commissioned an illustrator who created cartoons for each main section, as well as several for the interior, as well. I managed the project, working with the illustrator and designer, to bring the project to completion. Below are select pages, illustrating what the final product looked like. Click on images to see the full image.
Press Kit Materials, City of Hope National Medical Center I researched, wrote and coordinated this set of three information sheets for the City of Hope press kit. Click on images to download PDF version.
I edited and managed this project, which was written by staff from one of my client departments. Highlights Spiral bound booklet 12 Sections Local Area contact list Worked with management and staff from client department Worked with designer and printer to complete project
CityLink, City of Hope National Medical Center’s quarterly employee newsletter As editor of CityLink, I was in charge of managing the publications process, writing and acquiring content, working with designers and illustrators, and coordinating with vendors to make sure it was printed and delivered on time. I led the team that launched the publication and the first three issues won three awards. 1998 PCLA PRo Awards CityLink won Second Place for a Continuing Internal Publication of a Not-For-Profit Organization with a budget of $15,000 or greater. The Communicator Awards CityLink earned an “Award of Distinction” from The Communicator. The Fifteenth Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards CityLink was a Merit Winner for In-House Publications. Note: I also edited the July 1998 issue, but was gone before it came out and never was able to procure a sample copy. Top 5 Writing Samples from this Project Of “Monster” Genes and Sane Scientists Administrative
City of Hope’s first bone marrow transplant took place on May 18, 1976. In 1996, the Cancer Center celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the transplant program, including an appearance of the first transplant patient. To commemorate this special Celebration of Life, which had become an annual event, this special book was created. I managed its production, coordinating content, design and production, as well as editing the program. Table of Contents Preface A Brief History of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Worldwide and at City of Hope Twenty Years in Review: Landmarks for City of Hope’s Bone Marrow Transplantation Program The Origins of City of Hope’s Bone Marry Transplantation Program Ernest Beutler, MD Karl G. Blume, MD Our Patients and Their Stories Memories and Inspirations A Memorial Tribute to Gerhard M. Schmidt, MD Placed in the Hands of Many Yesterday’s Patients Look to the Future Specs 8-1/2″ x 11 Perfect bound 86 pages
Every other year, fund-raising volunteers from around the country make a pilgrimage to the City of Hope campus in Duarte, Calif. They are provided a VIP tour of the facility, as well as special program created for that year’s tour. In 1995, I was the project manager for that program, coordinating content, design and production, as well as editing. Table of Contents Welcome Convention Memories Dedication of New Medical Building Molecular Medicine Disease-Related Research Bone Marrow Transplantation Matthew Phelan: A Patient’s Story Nursing Research and Education Diabetes Radioimmunotherapy Program The University of Hope Graduate School Convention Tour Speakers Campus Guide National Offices Specs 8-1/2″ x 11″ Printed on card stock Saddle stitched 3-color processing
Press Kit Materials, Champagne Deutz My first client at Gracelyn & Burns was Champagne Deutz, one of the last family-owned Champagne houses. In addition to writing press releases, I created its standard press kit, including: Creating the folder design, Developing a fact sheet, Writing a narrative history, Creating a historical timeline, And coordinating the other inclusions, as well. Click on images to download PDF version.